About

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

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Directed by

Anthony Minghella

Written by

Anthony Minghella (Screenplay)
Michael Ondaatje (Novel)

Runtime

162 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

In love, there are no boundaries.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii identity desert amnesia map intelligence hearing prisoner of war airplane cave traitor secret love egypt cairo sandstorm burn expedition mural painting landmine desert scientist cave painting mine clearer

Photos

Lists

#388 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#55 on Top 100 British films BFI

#56 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography John Seale

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Stuart Craig

Oscar for Best Picture Saul Zaentz

Oscar for Best Costume Design